http://iandi.us/ - BookLibrary - Poetry BookLibrary BookLibrary 2018-01-20 09:32:26 BookLibrary The works of Li Bai http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=54&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175498
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:30:49
Language: Not specified
Price: 29.99


The translation of Li Bai's poems by Obata is important in that Obata was able to draw from Japanese and Chinese commentaries and existing European translations.  Although the author explained that many of his translations are far from literal, “A literal translation would often leave a Chinese poem unintelligible unless supplied with a great amount of exegesis, and I did not wish to empty all the rich content of the original into footnotes.” Obata’s translation style has both simplicity and accuracy while respecting the original poetry and equating the mood and spirit of Li Bai’s poetry. 

This work provides 132 translates poems, three biographical notes on Li Bai, and references on the topic.

His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese and Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry.

In this edition, 450 original transliteration terms have been updated to pinyin.


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The poetry of the Chinese. Poeseos sinicae commentarii 解詩文漢 http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=52&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175399
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:29:16
Language: English
Price: 21.99


John Francis Davis, the second Governor of Hong Kong, delivered a seminal lecture on Chinese poetry to the Royal Asiatic Society in 1829. This lecture, the Poeseos Sinicae Commentarii or Poetry of the Chinese, published under the same title, was the most extensive discussion of Chinese poetry at the time, introducing the topic in the West. He presents formal features as rhymes and parallelism and had good judgement in the verses he translated.

Mr. Davis was probably the first scholar in the West to pint out the importance of parallelism in Chinese poetry and its “striking coincidence” with the Hebrew forms. He was also the first to mention the occurrence of parallelism in Chinese prose texts. His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, and Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.

His work is divided into two sections: (1) versifications or the “outward form” of Chinese poetry and (2) species of composition or “the spirit that animates” Chinese poetry.
About 100 Chinese poems are included in his essay.

This edition includes, when appropriate, the original Chinese columnar text and an added text rearranged in rows with pinyin transliterations for easy access to rhymes. To the original references we added 28 supplementary ones. These are now presented in the appendix, along with the list of author’s work. The original transliteration has been changed to adopt pinyin.


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Poésies de l'époque des Tang http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=55&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175481
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:27:22
Language: French
Price: 29.99


Le Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys, connu pour ses recherches pionnières sur le rêve, était un homme à talents multiples dont André Breton dit, « Il est remarquable qu'un homme se soit trouvé pour tenter de réaliser pratiquement ses désirs dans le rêve. Ses essais et traductions d’œuvres chinoises sont précieuses, tant sur l’analyse de la poésie que sur les développements symboliques et ésotériques. Sa publication en 1862 de Poésies de l’époque des Tang marque un tournant dans l’histoire des études européennes en littérature chinoise et présente une analyse préliminaire de l’art poétique chinois, une relation avec les sociétés secrètes et une traduction de 97 poèmes de Li Taibai, Du Fu, et de 36 poètes ‘secondaires’.

Cette œuvre devrait être lue en parallèle avec son Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, ainsi que John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, et Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.

Cette édition comprend une mise-à-jour des translitérations originelles en pinyin de 583 termes et noms propres, une annexe de références comprenant la liste des œuvres du Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys, et trois listes des œuvres reprises à partir de celles citées dans le texte.


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Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=56&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175474
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:26:00
Language: French
Price: 19.99


Dans cet ouvrage qui fait suite à Poésies de l'époque des Tang, le Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys présente une étude préliminaire sur le Li sao, la vie de Qu Yuan et la traduction commentée de la Tristesse de la séparation. Le Li Sao est un texte complexe et subtile dont le symbolisme multiple, celui des ‘objets’ ou celui des voyages, reste encore à explorer en profondeur quoiqu’ayant déjà attiré l’attention de Francs-maçons sinologues.

Cette œuvre, une des premières traductions en français du Li sao, devrait être lue en parallèle avec ses Poésies de l'époque des Tang, ainsi que John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, et Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai. Elle devrait également être approchée dans le cadre d’une étude sur la symbolique des Voyages.[1]


Cette édition comprend une mise-à-jour des translitérations originelles en pinyin de 361 termes et d’un appendice incluant une liste des œuvres de L. Hervey de Saint Denis, une liste des œuvres citées dans les notes de pages ainsi que quelques œuvres supplémentaires. Les termes non-clarifiés sont soulignés et les ajoutes de cette édition sont placées entre crochet.

 

[1] Voir à ce propos les excellents articles introductifs de S. Vime, 'Le voyage initiatique’, Romantisme, 1972, 4 :37-44 ; É. Bourdeilh, ‘La symbolique sacrée du voyage initiatique à travers les rites de passage : séparation, marge et agrégation’, Aspects symboliques de la communication, 2008 ; R. Guénon, L'ésotérisme de Dante, 1925.


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Gulistan or Rose Garden http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=58&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175511
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:20:18
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The Gulistan is a popular prose-and-verse work composed by Saadi and is probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition. The central concerns of this work evolve around efficacious ruling, wisdom in the application of political authority and balance between self-interest and altruism. The themes are divided under eight sections; 1. On the Conduct of Kings; 2. On the Morals of Dervishes; 3. On the Excellence of Contentment; 4. On the Benefits of Silence; 5. On Love and Youth; 6. On Frailty and Old Age; 7. On the Effects of Education; and 8. On Manners (non-narrative aphorisms and maxims).
This works, along Saadi’s Bustan, provides multi-layers access to the depth of the spiritual lore of Sufism and genuine applications of Islamic tenants. It may be read in parallel with the Zhuangzi (see Balfour or Giles) to provide insights of esoteric teachings from two windows of perceptions of a same reality.


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Essays on Chinese poetry http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=53&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175405
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:17:34
Language: English
Price: 21.99


Joseph Edkins was a prominent Sinologist whose works cover 266 articles and books. We present here three essays and a section of one of his book that are relevant to Chinese poetry: (1) On the poets of china during the period of the contending states and of the Han dynasty, (2) Passage from the Li Sao, (3), On Li Taibai, with examples of his poetry and (4) On sounds and rhymes (study of ‘Old Chinese phonology’).
Through these four sections, we find a short history of poetry through the periods cited, a study of the Li Sao through several passages, a presentation of Li Taibai with a translations of 27 of his poems. The section on phonology is historically interesting, and introduces the reader to the field as investigate in the late 19th century.
His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, and Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.
In this edition, 453 original transliteration terms have been updated to pinyin. A short appendix on Duan Yucai's classification of sounds is included, along with Edkin's list of work and a list of references derived from the footnotes.


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Bustan or Fragrance Garden http://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=57&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175504
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:14:49
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The Bustan of Saadi is perhaps the best-known poem of its general kind in Persian literature and stand unique in many ways.  It is a moralistic and anecdotal verse work divided into ten sections covering ten themes of code of behavior. These themes combine realistic and pragmatic with the mystical and high-minded. It is in essence part of the Sufi esoteric tradition. Their respective contents cover; 1. Justice and good judgement; 2. Beneficence; 3. Love, 4. Humility; 5. Acceptance; 6. Contentment; 7. World of edification; 8. Gratitude; 9. Repentance; and 10. Close communion (with a higher spirit).
This work, together with Saadi’s Gulistan, provides a stepping stone in exploring moral values in Persian literature and Sufism. They are also fundamental works to evaluate Islam teachings in the context of tolerance and understanding.  This last approach should be completed with the exploration of the work of Lessing’s Nathan the Wise which is an invitation towards harmony between Judaism, Islam and Christianity.


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